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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Standard working hours 'good for productivity, jobs'

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Experts say experience abroad shows local businesses could benefit from law they oppose Standard working hours 'good for productivity, jobs' International experience has shown that standard working hours can boost productivity and even create jobs, overseas experts said amid debate about their introduction in Hong Kong. Working shorter hours ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Standard working hours could cost employers HK$55b

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Bosses would foot big bill under standard working week, report says Job hours plan could cost HK$55b Employers will need to pay out up to HK$55.2 billion more a year in wages if standard working hours are introduced in Hong Kong, a long-awaited government report says. The report, of a study carried out by the Labour Department last year and finished ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs standard working hours

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Healthy limit to work hours The long-awaited Labour Department report on standard working hours is a hefty 344 pages. It provides a wealth of information about ... and having inadequate time for family, friends and recreation. For the sake of continued high productivity and our city's well-being, we need standard working hours. Discussion has ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Work hours committee to consult public twice

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Work hours committee to consult public twice The government advisory committee on standard working hours will have two rounds of consultations before presenting ... of whether standard working hours should even be legislated had not even been decided. Committee members might go to places such as Singapore and the US to study the situations there. The committee ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR RIGHTS

    Business launches salvo over work limit

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... over work limit A coalition of over 50 business associations is planning to take out advertisements to spell out their objections to the introduction of standard working hours. The plan came ... maximum room for companies to develop. "Setting standard working hours is a complex, controversial issue, which needs in-depth discussion from all sides of society," the letter says. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    For law on working hours, the devil is in the details

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan says an inflexible approach could do more harm than good For law on working hours, the devil is in the details The debate on standard working hours will soon ... as half of workers in Hong Kong who do overtime are not properly compensated. When employers in low-value industries claim that standard working hours will cost them so many billions of dollars ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Legislation on standard hours won’t solve problem of a long working day

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 06:10pm by SHIRLEY YUEN

    ... working day Standard working hours will not, we believe, alleviate the problem of excessively long hours, and legislation risks lowering the flexibility of the labour market, as well ... September (the latest figures available). This data clearly shows Hong Kong is suffering from a severe labour shortage, and stipulating standard working hours will only make it more difficult ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Andrew Leung's 65-hour week plan angers unionists

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, JOSHUA BUT

    ... acceptable' 65-hour week idea angers unionists With debate over legislating standard working hours apparently deadlocked, a leading business lawmaker has floated an idea of capping weekly working hours at 65- without overtime pay. The proposal by industrial sector legislator Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen has infuriated unionists, who want time-and-a-half pay for hours worked over the standard ...

  9. Business - Companies - HUMAN RESOURCES

    Yahoo chief calls for return to workstations

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in San Francisco Employees working from home told to report to offices but the move may have risks Yahoo chief calls for return to workstations Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer, by ordering staff to report to offices, risks losing the productivity gains that can come from flexible work arrangements and jeopardising her ability to lure top talent. Jackie Reses, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    More views sought on standard working hours

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... feedback from employers and unions on its scheme to create standard working hours, sending its key study report to the Labour Advisory Board next week, the welfare secretary said yesterday. Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said he hoped the report would stimulate an "in-depth and informed" discussion. "Regarding the issue of standard working hours, the stance of the government ...




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